White-rumped vulture

White-rumped vulture is an Old World vulture native to South and Southeast Asia. It is a critically endangered species whose numbers of dwindling because of kidney failure caused by diclofenac poisoning. Their population is also threated because of other unsafe drugs like Aceclofenac, Ketoprofen and Nimesulide. It is closely related to the European griffon vulture.
A large flock of white-rumped vultures were spotted preying on a spotted deer at the restricted location in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. This not only indicates the increasing vulture population but also tiger population as well.


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